Verizon's Motorola DROID Bionic teaser site is turned on; register your email to receive timely updates

Verizon's Motorola DROID Bionic teaser site is turned on; register your email to receive timely updates
Things are lining up perfectly for the expected September 8th launch of the Motorola DROID Bionic, in the same way a pro bowler lines up that spare he needs to clinch a victory on the PBA tour. The last two days we have shown you numerous pictures of the long awaited phone, including one of its naked back! And if that isn't enough to tell us that a launch is coming, Verizon has turned the switch to "on" for the Motorola DROID Bionic's teaser page.

Actually, there isn't much to say about the site. It doesn't answer some of the more pressing questions that everyone has such as "What is the size of that screen?" and "How much is this phone going to cost me?" What you can do is register your email address on the site to make sure that your email box will get stuffed with launch dates and other info so that you can be the first on your block with this beast in your hand.

To keep the timeline going, soon we should see the dummy units at Verizon stores and the inclusion of the model in Verizon's Device Guide. Before you know it, September 8th will be here. Of course, if the Samsung Stratosphere, expected to launch on the same day, is the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, you will be hearing the sound of millions of Verizon customers from coast-to-coast, scratching their heads from indecision.

source: Verizon via Engadget


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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)

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31 Comments

1. ThisDude unregistered

Still haven't got any information from them?

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

this sign up page has been around for years. xD

10. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yea I signed up on July 12th this isnt new.

17. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

seriously.... why is this news?

3. tekkie79

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 21, 2009

4.5" is just TOO big. While I'd take a Motorola over a Samsung any day.. I want a small phone in my pocket and a big tablet in my briefcase. These huge phones are ridiculous.

13. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

To each their own. I'd rather have a phone with as big a display as reasonable and a fully functional notebook/laptop in my briefcase rather than a tablet which combines all the shortcomings of a smartphone with none of the benefits of a laptop.

21. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the good thing about the Bionic is that it can be both. that's one of it's main attractions to me.

18. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

guarantee you've never had a phone over 4.0 inches. Its better when you get used to it, dont just something you've never tried.

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Hahaha Motorola is such a tease xD

5. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Umm... Which is gonna have a better battery life? Thats my deal breaker lol

8. tekkie79

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 21, 2009

The bigger the screen... the bigger the battery drain. I'd think the Nexus would be better on the battery.

6. boostedIS_300

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

i would love for it to have a 4.5 inch screen but i think that should be the limit for any phone anything bigger is kinda of pointless but for me 4.5 is perfect

7. tekkie79

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 21, 2009

The bigger the screen, the bigger the battery drain. Also, a 4.5" screen makes it impossible to use a phone in one hand allowing an average person to touch all four corners of the screen with his/her thumb. When you go beyond needing one hand to operate a phone, it is now a tablet. 4.0" is the best size, 4.3" is pushing it but 4.5" would only work for an ogre.

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i never knew ,2" could make such a difference in battery life and usability. let's ask the Infuse owners how they're holding up. :P

19. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The infuse has a 1750 battery so its pretty good.

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i can about promise you there won't be anything lower than 1900mAh in the Bionic.

14. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

You're oversimplifying. Pentile matrix provides better efficiency by requiring fewer pixels to be driven for a perceived resolution. Besides, with LCD, resolution will increase power consumption moreso than marginal increase in display size. Also, compacting the frame of a phone to make it more "usable" (in your words) by giving it a smaller display also means a smaller footprint to house a battery, so while that 4" display is smaller and uses less power, there's less power onboard. No advantage there. I also doubt the extra 3.8mm screen width with a 4.5" display is going to push you over the edge, especially when you can mitigate 1-2 mm by taking tightening the edge dimensions of the phone around the display. So really, you're talking about 2mm difference. It's going to make negligible difference, so unless your dainty hands already can't navigate a 4" or 4.3" phone, you'll be fine.

9. UGLYasHELL unregistered

it's ugly as hell! did you all see that hump on the back AND that rim which creates a lower lip? the phone is ugly enough you'll have to deal with motoblur and a binged up phone so I'll say NO THANKS.

15. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

yup cause we all know the performance of a phone and how useful it is is directly related to how good looking it is. Now I know Apple's and SG2's secret! Processor... nope not important... OS stability and functionality... Nope not needed. IT HAS TO LOOK GOOD TO WORK RIGHT!

16. justj unregistered

Not really, The BIG secrect is , Make Sure they want it, drool over it, throw hints and rumors all around, then say it will be released, Then take it back, then give another release date, then change that one, THEN, once everyone who is an adult has bought the GOOD phone, Send em out, To Grab all the Teens, and No Lifes!! THAT'S the SECRET!!!

20. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

"The last two days we have shown you numerous pictures of the long awaited phone, including one of its naked back!"NAKED BACK YOU SAY???? HAHA STRIP TEASE

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, the Bionic IS pretty schmexy. :P

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Glad to see we have some concrete pictures of the Bionic. It's definitely not the Targa, though it bears some similarities. The Targa will most likely be the Droid X3.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Funny, I think the rear of the phone looks almost identical to the Targa pics leaked earlier this year. The front is different and it doesn't have a 13 MP camera, but the overall shape is the same.

30. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, the front and back are shaped drastically different. On the Tarts the back hump was shaped a lot more like the original X, and the screen took up way more of the front.

25. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Please bring out that WEAK DROID BIONIC so my EVO 3D can PIMP SLAP IT LIKE IT DOES ALL THE OTHER DEVICES....

26. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the only thing your EVO 3D can pimp slap is a single core phone. xD

31. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

lol for real the only dual core phone pimp slapping anything right is the sgs2

32. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

and the Droid 3, it'll slap a hoe for lookin' at it wrong. ;P

27. CobaltBlue unregistered

Given that the gradual "hump" on the back was not on the original Bionic, and was included on the renderings of the Targa, I actually am tempted to believe Motorola scrapped the original design entirely and sped up production of the Targa or at least used its housing design. There is still that mysterious rounded phone with very thin frame pictured in a Motorola slip up leak. Could that be the Dinara? Given the delays on the Bionic and slow release of new products, either Motorola has been cooking up some majorly exciting products, or they are scratching their heads figuring out where to go from here.

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